EVENTS OF THE MONTH
“Though February is short, it is filled with lots of love and sweet surprises.” – Charmaine J. Forde
This year February brings a festive event: Carnevale, Carnival or Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday). Carnival is a huge Catholic festival celebrated forty days before Easter, before Ash Wednesday, with masquerade balls, parades, and public street parties. Masks, or maschere, are one of the most important parts of Carnival, and cities throughout Italy celebrate this festival in one way or another, although Venice is certainly the most well-known Italian city for its traditional Carnival masks and parties. The streets are full of people dressed in costumes, and all over town artists and singers entertain with performances and songs. It is a unique adventure worthy of the experience!